The Crossing’s premiere of Where ﬂames a word last year received such great feedback that they’re singing it again this Saturday. My setting of Paul Celan texts will be on their Month of Moderns (MOM III) season ﬁnale, Saturday July 17th, 2010. It’s at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill at 8 pm.
The very next week, we’ll be recording this and the other Celan Project commissions, for a release on Navona Records. The NEA has funded this with a matching grant, so if you’d like to contribute toward the match, there’s more information here. Just heard their MOM II concert of Kamran Ince, Francis Pott, Lansing McLoskey, James MacMillan, and Gabriel Jackson, and they’re astounding as ever. Looking forward to Saturday night, which includes their Levine Project commission of a new Paul Fowler work.